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its leaders, and finally deprive that country of its Government in
an effort to disguise their own deals and to stifle the qualms of con-
science striving to rise to surface in their nations. It has been far
from an easy task to show the peoples of fighting democracy how this
free nation, which had entered the Second Great War in an alliance,
found itself totally prostrated and in chains, still being persecuted and
its people exterminated when that war had been won, and its Allies
were celebrating their victory. This unprecedented blackmail was to
culminate in the recognition by the Governments of the Atlantic
Democracies of the emissaries of Soviet tyranny, the shadow agents of
a foreign invading Power,-—who had now switched their Headquarters
from the Moscow Comintern to Lublin, as eminent Polish patriots,
while the real leaders of this nation who had conducted its struggle
against the Germans for five and a half years, were brought to trial in
the invader's capital and stamped as traitors to their own country, and
the Allied cause, or put to death without even the pretence of a trial.
But freedom can be served only by truth. And the most bitter truth of
the outcome of the Second Great War is that with the enslavement of the
Polish nation and its neighbours, the area ruled by the Western law has
substantially decreased and the area of slavery has substantially increased
, . . The destruction of Europe means the automatic defeat of Britain, for
her long term policy of preventing any one Power from becoming supreme
on the Continent is rendered useless. It also heralds the destruction
of the sense of security existing on the American Continent. Russia is
drawing close to the shores of the New World and for the first rime in
history, the peoples of Canada and the U.S.A. feel the icy gusts of a new
and terrible danger approaching. For even while the war against the
Axis was still being waged, the Fifth Column agents of the new aggressor
were landing on the soil of America to clear the road for fresh and greater
conquests.
This volume is a record of events which led up to this disaster
for the Western World, but it is not a judgment ... It was written
while the battle still raged, while the events were in state of being. In
many instances few documents were available and the rapid torrents of
history in the making, ravishing and destroying the most valuable assets
of humanity, have on occasions thrown the sequence of events out of
perspective. The dominant endeavour of the author has been to collect
such evidence as belonged to the Polish problem . . . The work gives
a decisive picture of the methods employed to crush Poland and those
countries forming the eastern buttress of the Western World, methods
of sufficient interest to be described in detail since they surpassed any
which had been employed here-to-fore by aggressors.
The volume covers the relations between Poland and Russia on
one hand and between Poland and Britain on the other during a period
of four years, beginning from the Russo-Polish Treaty of 1941 until